When we heard that Neil Patrick Harris was going to host the 2013 Emmy Awards, we knew it was going to be an entertaining night. And despite some seriously odd elements -- such as replaying the coverage of JFK's assassination and Carrie Underwood's pitchy vocal performance -- NPH was charming as ever. (We could have done with some more Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, though. They really should host every awards show.)
Some highlights from the star-studded television awards show included:
--Jane Lynch and Neil Patrick Harris' near make-out.
--Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's 3-D glasses and suggestion that Neil Patrick Harris start twerking, despite the fact that it might be degrading. "“We would be degrateful,” they yelled.
--Merritt Weaver delivering the best acceptance speech ever, quickly becoming our new favorite lady: "I gotta go. Bye."
--Elton John's sparkly blue suit.
--Jane Lynch's heartfelt tribute to the late Cory Monteith.
--Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman showing off their musical chops during the "Middle Of The Show" song-and-dance number. (And Sarah Silverman swearing not to say "vagina" on TV.)
--All things Diahann Carroll.
--The extended dance break that occurred after the choreography nominees were announced. More dancing is always a good thing, we say.
--When Ellen Burstyn thanked the writer of "Political Animals" for writing "a woman over 65 who still had a lot of juice."
--Michael Douglas' acceptance speech for "Behind the Candelabra," which included jokes and praise directed at co-star Matt Damon.
--Will Ferrell flanked by adorable children.
Unsurprisingly, the Twitterverse had a lot to say about the 2013 Emmys. We rounded up some of the best tweets from women: